New ministry partner in Cambodia
Today, join us in saying ‘Welcome’ to Sunshine Cambodia as they come on board as a brand new ChildAid ministry partner! We can’t wait to see how God will work through this new partnership.
Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with around 20% of the population living below the poverty line, and many families struggling with malnutrition and lack of education. An environment where issues, such as, child labour and child trafficking can easily thrive.
With access to the right kinds of support, and an education, children have the chance to break free from these challenges and instead build a hope filled future.
This is where Sunshine Cambodia comes in. For over 20 years, Sunshine Cambodia has been faithfully supporting vulnerable children and their families from the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, providing access to quality education, equipping parents and teachers with the skills to be able to create a safe and supportive environment at home, and at school, and sharing God’s love.
Sunshine Cambodia is a locally led Christian ministry, with a team of 16 Cambodians who live and work in the communities they serve. Each day they see first-hand the challenges local people face and work with them to find solutions.
At the heart of their ministry is the desire to share the good news of the Gospel through their words and actions. With the majority of the population following Buddhism, and only 2% of the population being Christian, this can be challenging but the team are always looking for creative ways to teach and share the Gospel.
A growing ministry
Through this new partnership, Sunshine Cambodia will also be able to expand the reach of their transformative ministry and support more children, than ever before.
Currently families are supported from Sunshine Cambodia’s urban base in the city of Phnom Penh, but through the generosity of new donors they will be soon expanding their programmes into the nearby rural Prey Veng province. Levels of poverty, abuse and lack of education are even higher in rural areas of Cambodia so this is a vital area of expansion. Initially Sunshine Cambodia will be working with three new local schools and their communities.
Our partnership will help enable this to happen by linking up child sponsors in the UK with children who Sunshine Cambodia support.
Sunshine Cambodia’s Child and School Development Programmes:
- Identify poor children who are out of school and provide them with supplies.
- Provide improved facilities in the schools including sanitation blocks and water filters to help children stay healthy and not get sick, playgrounds to promote positive play and libraries to develop good early literacy.
- Address the risk of child labour and early marriage.
- Work extensively with parents and care givers to empower and equip them to tackle big issues like domestic violence and family financial management.
- Give children an opportunity to hear the gospel.
We praise God for the wonderful opportunity to partner with Sunshine Cambodia. Find out here how you can support Sunshine Cambodia through our sponsor-a-child programme, ChildAid, and play a role in transforming a child’s life.